Announcing PCI Compliance for Heroku Shield

In June we announced Heroku Shield with new high compliance features for Heroku Private Spaces. Heroku Shield enables businesses like AlignTech to deploy apps that handle protected healthcare information (PHI) in accordance with government regulations.

Today, we are proud to announce that Heroku Shield Services have been validated as PCI Level 1 Service Provider compliant. This designation helps our customers understand how Heroku's systems and human processes work together to safeguard customer data. It helps security and audit teams in choosing Heroku as a platform for running a company's most critical apps.

Further Strengthening Trust with PCI

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is one of the most widely known, industry-defined security standards. It mandates explicit security controls and requires certified organizations to be audited by a qualified security assessor. The combination of rigor and broad adoption makes PCI a valuable tool for building trust between Heroku

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Announcing Heroku Private Space Peering for AWS

Two years ago, we introduced Heroku Private Spaces as a new platform abstraction that combines powerful network isolation features with the seamless developer experience of Heroku.

Today we are announcing Heroku Private Space Peering, a new capability to connect the isolated Private Space network to apps and services in AWS VPCs controlled by you. Now you can build apps in Heroku that connect securely and privately to backend systems and workloads in AWS like a directory service, a search stack, a data warehouse, or a legacy SQL database.

How It Works

Private Space Peering is available to all Heroku Enterprise customers. Setting up a peering connection takes just a few simple actions. After you have initiated the peering connection on your AWS VPC, it will show up in the list of peerings for your Private Space in the Dashboard Network tab:

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Introducing Heroku Shield: Continuous Delivery for High Compliance Apps

Today we are happy to announce Heroku Shield, a new addition to our Heroku Enterprise line of products. Heroku Shield introduces new capabilities to Dynos, Postgres databases and Private Spaces that make Heroku suitable for high compliance environments such as healthcare apps regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). With Heroku Shield, the power and productivity of Heroku is now easily available to a whole new class of strictly regulated apps.

At the core of Heroku’s products is the idea that developers can turn great ideas into successful customer experiences at a surprising pace when all unnecessary and irrelevant elements of application infrastructure are systematically abstracted away. The design of Heroku Shield started with the question: what if regulatory and compliance complexity could be transformed into a simple developer experience, just as has been done for infrastructure complexity? The outcome is a simple, elegant user experience that

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